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SourceOther, Location & Nickname
Other FormsFormsBarnabei, Barnabeo, Barnabo, Barnaba, Barnobi, Bernabeo, Bernabe, Bernabo, Bernaba, Barnabucci, Barnacchi, Barni, Barno, Barna, Barnes, Barrow, Barney, Barnini, Barnoa, Barnino, Barrineau
ContributorContrib.anonymous on 5/12/2017
Meaning & History
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common. The name Barno, like many surnames originated as a personal name. The name Barnabas was a fairly common surname in Europe at the time surnames usage was first beginning, and was made popular by the fact that it was borne by a character in the Bible, a companion of St. Paul. The name means "son of Nabia," the name Nabia coming from an Arameic word meaning "confession."
Perhaps a variant of French Barrineau. Ukrainian: nickname from Ukrainian barna ‘dark ox’ (dark red or dark gray in color).